KCK: The KDP enables the expansion of Turkish occupation

KCK Foreign Relations Committee criticized the KDP for its collaboration with Turkish fascism and warned that the Turkish invasion of the Medya Defense Zones, which started on April 23, serves to destroy all achievements in South Kurdistan.

The Foreign Relations Committee of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) released a written statement regarding the Turkish state's invasion attacks on southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) and the attitude of the KDP administration. KCK stressed that these attacks aimed to eliminate the gains of South Kurdistan, saying the following:

"The Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla has been waging a great war against the attacks of the Turkish state since the first day of the invasion, full of sacrifice and courage. This resistance of the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla also aims to defend all the achievements of Kurdistan and Iraq. The Turkish state used chemical weapons 13 times in these attacks in front of the whole world. For this reason, many guerrilla fighters fell as martyrs, the population of dozens of villages was displaced and thousands of hectares of farmland were burned. In this way, the most fertile and strategic areas of our country, which are actually a heaven on earth, were destroyed."

"They are trying to justify the crimes of the Turkish state"

The KCK Committee called on all political forces in South Kurdistan, Iraq and all other parts of Kurdistan to stand with the resistance of the people and the guerrilla and to take a stand against the Turkish invasion policy. Regarding legitimizing statements of the speakers of the KDP faction in the Iraqi parliament and the government of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region, the statement said: "These speakers try to justify the attacks of the Turkish state by blaming the Kurdish freedom movement. Instead of fulfilling their historical and moral responsibility, they legitimize the crimes of the Turkish state and try to break the patriotic attitude of the people."

"KDP enables the expansion of the occupation"

KCK warned that the attitude of the KDP enables an expansion of the occupation. It recalled the massive destruction caused by massive cutting down of trees by the Turkish army in South Kurdistan, saying, "Cutting down and robbing trees is a method of colonialism. However, it should not be forgotten that the Turkish state embarked on this invasion attempt to exploit these lands, not to cut down trees.”

The KCK Committee stated that the use of chemical weapons means plundering all the wealth of this country above and below ground, driving the people out of the region, changing its demographic structure and carrying out ethnic and religious cleansing. These practices of the Turkish state are comparable to the methods of the ISIS it said.

The KCK Foreign Relations called on the people in all four parts of Kurdistan, especially in South Kurdistan, to take a stand with more courage in the face of these invasion attacks, stressing the need for greater reactions against the attacks of the Turkish state.

"The people of South Kurdistan must mobilize all political, social, diplomatic and military forces in the face of Turkey's genocidal policies and stand with the guerrilla resistance," the statement concluded.